Virtual SMU (vSMU)

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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Virtual SMU (vSMU) Installation

Follow the installation instructions in VMware vSphere ESXi– Installing and configuring a virtual SMU or Hyper-V – Installing and configuring a virtual SMU to install a new Virtual SMU using CentOS Stream 8 on VMware or Hyper-V.

Restore the SMU configuration from the latest backup of the Physical SMU

  1. Open a browser to the vSMU
  2. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Backup and Restore
  3. In the Manually Saved SMU Backup section, click <Browse> and browse to the location where the Physical SMU backup file was saved.
  4. Click <restore>; the restore process will begin.
    Note: The smu-restore process can take 45 minutes to 2 hours. Do not interrupt the process.
  5. Once the SMU has rebooted, the logon ID displayed should be that of the old SMU, and all settings and configurations are as they were on the Physical SMU.

Perform a sanity check on the new vSMU

  1. Open a browser to the vSMU.
  2. Navigate to Home.
  3. Check in the Upper Left Corner that the Cluster shows a Green Dot.
  4. Click the About button in the upper right.

    The version should be the latest GA release of the SMU software.

  5. Click <back>.
  6. Navigate to Home > SMU Administration > SMU Network Configuration.
  7. eth0 should show the original customer IP address.
  8. The Host Name should show the original SMU name.
  9. The Domain should match the customer's Domain.
  10. Navigate to Home > Server Settings > Cluster Configuration.
  11. The Cluster Health should be Robust.
  12. The Node Health should be Green for each Node.
  13. The Cluster Quorum IP Address should be the vSMU.
  14. The Cluster Quorum Status should be Configured.